First Form Latin Student Text

First Form Latin Student Text

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Item #: 045056
ISBN: 9781615380022
Grades: 5-AD

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The 9.57 inch First Form Latin Student Text is small, concise, and unintimidating, with 34 two-page lessons on uncluttered facing pages in an attractive two-color format. It offers a systematic presentation of grammar in five logical units and includes appendices with English grammar, prayers, conversational Latin, a vocabulary index, and more.

Category Description for First Form Latin:

Five units; 34 lessons. Covers verbs (present, perfect; 1st & 2nd conjugation) and nouns (1st - 5th declension).

Category Description for First Form Latin Series (Gr. 5-AD):

Mastery is the key to success in Latin and this program is designed to produce mastery. The First Form series is a projected four text series (First, Second, Third, & Fourth Forms) from Memoria Press that will teach Latin grammar completely and thoroughly and move the student firmly into translation and reading. Each Student Text provides concise, 2-page lessons with a specific format: a Latin saying, a set of grammar forms, vocabulary, a grammar lesson, and some elementary syntax. The corresponding workbook has 4-6 pages of exercises and well-designed drills per lesson that guide the student and teacher through the lesson. Other components of the program include weekly quizzes, cumulative tests, flashcards, a pronunciation CD and instructional DVDs. 4th to 6th graders can expect to spend about 3 hours per week for an academic year; grades 7th and up can cover a volume in one semester or less.

The Teacher Manual is "where the action is" so to speak. It includes a lesson overview, a wrap-around text that includes a scripted lesson and grammar "chalk-talk" (again, scripted in question and answer format utilizing a white board). In addition to explaining the integration of workbook, drills, quizzes, and recitation, there are suggestions for incorporating the Lingua Angelica program. Games and Review Activities complete the offering. Teacher prep is also spelled out very well: read and reread the Teaching Guidelines for each lesson, read and reread the student text and teacher manual, do all workbook exercises (yes, the teacher will need her own workbook). While this may seem like a lot to remember the assumption is that the teacher does not know Latin herself and is therefore learning along with the student, staying one complete lesson ahead in terms of prep. Appendices to the Teacher's Manual include Latin conversations, prayers and sayings with translations, and a grammar reference. I must say, there is something very satisfying about a well-ordered Latin program. It just makes you want to dig in and learn it.

The Text Set includes the Student Text, Workbook, Test & Quizzes, Pronunciation CD, and Teacher Manual, Workbook & Quiz/Test Answer Key. The Complete Set includes all the items of the Text Set plus the flashcards and the instructional DVDs. These DVDs are taught by Glen Moore or Jessica Watson of Highlands Latin School, utilizing humor and a variety of visual techniques. The Grammar Wall Charts, where available, are not included in any set. They are 17x33 (folded), heavy paper, color charts providing visuals for the grammar taught in the course. (Be prepared to "donate" a significant amount of wall space to these charts.)If you don't have or don't want to donate the wall space, consider using the Desk Charts, which are down-sized versions of the Wall Charts. First Form and Second Form are packaged together.

The Student Text includes historical notes and photos of current scenes and artifacts. The Lesson Plans provide week-by-week daily checklists of the Text and Workbook lessons, assignments, review, drills, quizzes, and tests. Incorporating Famous Men of Rome (also published by Memoria) is optional but will add an additional historical element into the study. ~ Janice

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Foreign Language
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Softcover Book
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Memoria Press
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9.0" x 7.5" x 0.5"
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part of classical curriculum
Malgorzata G on Aug 12, 2020
Maggie S on Aug 6, 2019
part of classical curriculum
Malgorzata G on Aug 12, 2020
Being used at our co-op
Stephanie L on Sep 13, 2019
Maggie S on Aug 6, 2019
Working this summer to catch up with co-op class we are joining this fall.
Kimberley S on Jun 14, 2018
Kia H on Feb 22, 2018
Best choice for little children to understand English grammar and start latin
Addo N on Oct 22, 2017
Needed for Latin curriculum.
Laure D on Sep 7, 2017
2nd child study.
Holly D on Aug 12, 2017
We are using this curriculum to continue our Latin education after using Latina Christiana this year.
Brent R on May 4, 2017
I have twins and needed a second book.
Sherri D on Apr 23, 2017
co op teacher required it for her class
Rachel G on Mar 21, 2017
We have been using the Memoria Press Prima Latina and Latina Christiana programs. I love that it continues in a similar but more in depth way. Rigorous but not overwhelming.
Tara S on Sep 27, 2016
This is a very good program. We are using it at our school and it is really easy to follow
User on Aug 28, 2016
Needed for a co-op class
Christine S on Aug 23, 2016
Required by a local co-op teacher. Great product and lots to learn. May need some Latin background. I'm glad I subed this subject out.
Micheala R on Aug 4, 2016
It is a required text at our children's classical academy.
Kristin H on Jul 26, 2016
replace a lost book
Stephanie F on May 18, 2016
for a class
Angela L on Sep 24, 2015
Being used at our co-op
Stephanie L on Sep 13, 2019
Working this summer to catch up with co-op class we are joining this fall.
Kimberley S on Jun 14, 2018
Is this included in the complete set?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2017
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Rated 5 out of 5
A must have!
This is a great curriculum that will thoroughly prepare your child for Latin studies!! The layout is simple. The explanations are easy to understand. Amd the order in which the lessons are taught make so much more sense than other Latin curriculums. LOVE IT!! A must for anyone who has a child that will be participating in any of the Classical Conversations Challenge classes!
June 4, 2017
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wow! I am very impressed with First Form Latin by Memoria Press Last year we used a different program for my then 3rd & 5th graders which basically was a text for learning vocabulary Because I wanted something a little deeper we made the switch to First Form Latin with a little hesitancy because of the price but I couldn't be happier with my choice Thanks for carrying it Rainbow!
September 25, 2010

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